Statesmen explores all fifty states with the five senses of perception every Tuesday, smelling, tasting, seeing, hearing and feeling how these states touch our hearts. Hosted by Chicago comedians Tim Ferrari, Anthony Rossi, and Stuart Hicar.

Statesmen explores all fifty states with the five senses of perception every Tuesday, smelling, tasting, seeing, hearing and feeling how these states touch our hearts. Hosted by Chicago comedians Tim Ferrari, Anthony Rossi, and Stuart Hicar.


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Statesmen explores all fifty states with the five senses of perception every Tuesday, smelling, tasting, seeing, hearing and feeling how these states touch our hearts. Hosted by Chicago comedians Tim Ferrari, Anthony Rossi, and Stuart Hicar.




Statesmen Epilogue: Rest In Pod

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Mortal Statebat Part 3: The Final State

In the end, there can be only one. On this grand finale of Statesmen, we finally crown the BEST STATE IN AMERICA! Is it your state? Is it my state? Did we pull some bullshit and declare the winner as "the American STATE of Mind?" You'll have to listen to find out! As the show comes to a close, I find myself asking: Is this really the last episode? Or will we reboot the show as an awful Netflix limited series? Honestly, both sound horrible. Just listen to the goodbye epilogue next week and...


Mortal Statebat Part 2 with Alli Stark

FLAWLESS VICTORY or STATELY FATALITY? Find out in this penultimate episode of Statesmen! We're joined by our first ever guest, and a fan favorite, Alli Stark! Who better to pose as an expert decider in the head-to-head matchups between states?! Who will win? Who will lose? Who will base a character solely on Hollywood facts and knowledge that will inevitably burn out 45 minutes into the pod? Listen now and find out! Find Alli HERE. Find Tim HERE. Find Stuart HERE. Find Anthony...


Mortal Statebat Part 1 with Mohawk Johnson

It's finally here. The book of Revelations foretold of this eons ago and many of us wished it wasn't true. This episode is the beginning of a thrilling three-part finale for The Statesmen Podcast! Don't be sad that it's over; be happy that you don't have to hear anymore horrific puns or Simpsons impressions. This week we finally take on the age-old question of "what is the best state in the union?" There can be only one (state) left in the end, and we need all the help we can get to make...


State at Home 2 with Aidan O'Connor

Lots of bad news in the world these days, but there's one place where all the bad news on earth cannot reach us. That's at home, in front of a video call with other improvisers, showing each other stupid stuff to get giggles and snorts (the most important currency of all!) This week we return to the places we've been trapped inside of for the past 13 months with State at Home 2, joined by special guest Aidan O'Connor. Not only does Aidan look very cool with flip flops on her feet, but her...


Illinois 2 with Jacquis Neal

This state is 99% corn and then a fabulous city where bears are cubs, the lake is an ocean, and Ferris Bueller danced in some sort of German pride parade? Wait a minute, he took a whole day off to enjoy Chicago and we have to do it in under two hours?! Uhm, CHECK PLEASE! This week the Statesmen are joined by Chicago native and podcast superstar Jacquis Neal! He'll help us fall face first back into the Land of Lincoln. We talk about airplanes, food festivals, wicked mayors and stinky...


Louisiana 2 with Jon Dale

Like crawdads in a pot, we struggle over one and other to escape the broiling death below. Chitinous claws and furious tail swipes can only get you so far alone. We're all doomed as long as we continue to blame the other crustaceans in the boiling water for our failures, and not the bourgeoisie chefs themselves... Well THANK GOD we have a neck full of beads and a fat cocktail in both hands to help us forget about all this societal rot! This week we head back down to the bayou and explore...


States on Screen - Viva Rock Vegas

YABBA DABBA DO y'all think this was a good idea? Probably not. Choosing this movie to represent Nevada was certainly some CAVEMAN thinking on our part. (We must have been STONED to think up of this one!) On the Sophmore outing of States on Screen we explore the ancient south west in Flintstones 2: Viva Rock Vegas! For the first S.O.S. guest we had to have one of opur past favorite friends! The hilarious Gabbi Boyd joins us to talk Fred, Barney, Dinosaurs, and the finer points of Mick Jagged...


Oklahoma 2 with David Tarantino

[To the tune of Rodgers and Hammerstein] OOOOOOOOOOOOklahoma where the pod comes streaming to your ears! Where an awful pun, can be lots of fun, and the cringey jokes can bring your eyes to tears! This week we're joined by the first vegetarian in Chicago, David Tarantino! He spent some formative years in the Sooner State, and we'll need his OK expertise to explain the strange nature of this middle American cooking pot of a state! Explore Stillwater, listen to some local music, and the...


Ohio 3 with TYGKO

It's the state that created the most astronauts in the United States, but it also has a hype level so low that it's practically underground. This week we explore the highs and lows of the Knuck If You Buck-eye State! We're joined by super online musician TYGKO to talk everything Cleveland, get a mouthful of Polish boys, and to swoon about the sweet child in Minari. God, he's cute. Listen now and join the online campaign that's sweeping the nation. P.S. Hey, Hamburger Helper, We want to...


Iowa 2 with Andy Rowell

Here's a question for you folks, what does IOWA actually stand for? International orb whipping association? Is that what these people call Baseball? Sure those players do "whip" an "orb" around a "diamond," but is that what Iowa folk say about the national pastime? Someone should look into this worrying rumor. Anyways, notch an arrow, pull back with your funny bone, and hit a bullseye in honor of our latest visit to the Hawkeye State. We're joined by the local boy himself, Andy Rowell....


States On Screen - Sweet Home Alabama

This week is the inaugural episode of a new and weird format for the Statesmen. Don't be scared by a podcast concept where white guys talk about old movies! INSANE! REVOLUTIONARY! BRAVE! Jokes aside, we had a lot of fun with this new format, and we're affectionately calling it: States on Screen! (or S.O.S. for short.) In this episode we'll examine the 2002 romantic comedy Sweet Home Alabama, starring the perky chipmunk herself, Reese Witherspoon. Does this film do a good job at...


Colorado 2 with Vinny Thomas

When you're at altitude, feet planted on the summit of a mighty fourteener, it's easy to slip right back into the Rocky Mountain State of mind. So light up a legal blunt and enjoy the fresh air, baby, because we're back in the mutha flippin' SEE-OH. Join us for an adventure through the Centennial State with Denver native, Vinny Thomas! He'll help us better understand Mile High culture, Patagonia white people, and we'll even discover the secret of the double golden domes! With a lead in...


Texas 2 with Brad Pike

Everything's bigger in Texas. Even the podcasts! That's why this episode is longer than usual. And I guess that's also why all of our other episodes are also too damn long. Texas has somehow retroactively embiggened the length of this podcast for the last three years... yeah... that's what it is. This week we have the wonderful podcaster and comedian Brad Pike joining us on the show to rustle up some laughs in the Lone Star State. If you want to visually summarize this episode, just imagine...


Indiana 3 with Shelby Jo Plummer

Over two thousand years ago a humble carpenter was savagely nailed to a cross and now, in 2021, we remember his sacrifice by rating our segments out of 30 pieces of silver! How many silver coins do we receive? As many as the cursed Judas? You'll have to listen to find out! ;) Oh boy, this is a crazy episode. And not just because of the heretical stuff about the silver! We dive deep into the Indiana kiddy pool with guest and Indy Local, Shelby Jo Plummer! Shelby helps us understand why...


The State at Home Special with Zoe Agapinan

Tier 1? Tier 2? Well how about we tier you a new bum-hole from laughing too hard at this hilarious special episode?! (is this too crass? Maybe, but it's also crass to force service workers to attend their jobs indoors during a pandemic. So eat my little shorts, Lori Lightfoot.) This week we're joined by the FANTASTIC Chicago writer and comedian, Zoe Agapinan! We all missed out on our holiday travels but Zoe helps us live out our dreams by recreating state vibes right from our own homes. If...


Massachusetts 3 with Kelsey Judge Buckley

The state outline of Massachusetts sort of looks like a cartoon gun, which is good because you'll need all the firepower you can get to survive this THRILLING return to the state whose slogan declares, "By the sword we seek peace, but peace only under liberty." Now that's a threatening sentence to print on your 'Welcome to Massachusetts' signs. The actual state motto is originally written in Latin (a dead language,) which is fitting because The Statesmen have so much fun on this one we...


South Dakota 2 with Sean Jordan

There are a handful of states that are divided into North and South. The Carolinas, The Dakotas, and even Virginia has a western half. To be honest, sometimes it can even feel like the nation itself is a little divided as well. Maybe it's time to fully unify as a country, coming together to announce that, "We all agree on one thing. Middling comedy podcasts are the indelible threads that make up the fabric of our modern society. Facts B." This week we're talking South Dakota with the son of...


New York 2 with Ellory Smith

I know what you're thinking, "Isn't New York City kind of played out? The greatest city in the world? Yeah right! It's just rats, thin pizza, and the setting for You Don't Mess with the Zohan. Is there really more for me to learn?" YOU FOOLISH FOOL OF COURSE THERE IS! This week we're joined by Comedian and Robot Chicken writer Ellory Smith, who teaches us that New York isn't just a city! In fact. the empire state has some backwoods too! (not the blunt wraps. But to be honest, it probably...


ReRelease: Scrooge Returns with Joe Cariola

We've been too hungover from holiday partying out in public without masks on, so we're taking the week off! Enjoy reliving the horrific deep lore and confusing cannon of last year's Christmas special! --- Scrooge needs a stiff drink to enjoy this holiday season and the Statesmen boys are here to help! We time travel and unravel one of the greatest twisting narratives of the last 200 hundred years. Listen up and take notes during the episode, there will be a short talk back with the cast...